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By Timothy S. Good

ISBN-10: 0786466952

ISBN-13: 9780786466955

throughout the struggle of 1812, the U.S. military numbered numerous dozen ships and captured fewer than 2 hundred British vessels. American privateers, nonetheless, commanded greater than 2 hundred vessels and captured greater than 1,000 British ships. The privateers proved the single American strength that constantly threatened Britain in the course of the Atlantic, in particular alongside the coasts of the British Isles.
even supposing privateers had a miles better impression at the British service provider marine and the economic climate of serious Britain than the U.S. army, they've got got rather little scholarly realization. This reference paintings addresses this shortcoming by way of offering an accounting of all 248 American privateers throughout the conflict and a complete record of all captures made by way of American forces—including privateers, military, and others—during that conflict.

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